1999 Cricket World Cup

The 1999 ICC Cricket World Cup, also branded as England '99, was the seventh edition of the Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was hosted primarily by England, with selected matches also played in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Netherlands. The tournament was won by Australia, who beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the final at Lord's in London.

1999 ICC Cricket World Cup
Logo of the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999
Dates14 May – 20 June 1999
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatOne Day International
Tournament format(s)Round robin and Knockout
Host(s) England
 Wales
 Scotland
 Ireland
 Netherlands
Champions Australia (2nd title)
Runners-up Pakistan
Participants12
Matches42
Player of the seriesSouth Africa Lance Klusener
Most runsIndia Rahul Dravid (461)
Most wicketsNew Zealand Geoff Allott (20)
Australia Shane Warne (20)
1996
2003

The tournament was hosted three years after the previous Cricket World Cup, deviating from the usual four-year gap.[1]

Format

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It featured 12 teams, playing a total of 42 matches. In the group stage, the teams were divided into two groups of six; each team played all the others in their group once. The top three teams from each group advanced to the Super Sixes, a new concept for the 1999 World Cup; each team carried forward the points from the games against the other qualifiers from their group and then played each of the qualifiers from the other group (in other words, each qualifier from Group A played each qualifier from Group B and vice versa). The top four teams in the Super Sixes advanced to the semi-finals.

Qualification

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The 1999 World Cup featured 12 teams, which was the same as the previous edition in 1996. The hosts England and the eight other test nations earned automatic qualification to the World Cup. The remaining three spots were decided at the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia.

22 nations competed in the 1997 edition of the ICC Trophy. After going through two group stages, the semi-finals saw Kenya and Bangladesh qualify through to the World Cup. Scotland would be the third nation to qualify as they defeated Ireland in the third-place playoff.[2]

Team Method of qualification Finals appearances Last appearance Previous best performance Group
  England Hosts 7th 1996 Runners-up (1979, 1987, 1992) A
  Australia Full member 7th 1996 Champions (1987) B
  India 7th 1996 Champions (1983) A
  New Zealand 7th 1996 Semi-finals (1975, 1979, 1992) B
  Pakistan 7th 1996 Champions (1992) B
  South Africa 3rd 1996 Semi-finals (1992) A
  Sri Lanka 7th 1996 Champions (1996) A
  West Indies 7th 1996 Champions (1975, 1979) B
  Zimbabwe 5th 1996 Group stage (All) A
  Bangladesh 1997 ICC Trophy winner 1st Debut B
  Kenya 1997 ICC Trophy runner-up 2nd 1996 Group stage (1996) A
  Scotland 1997 ICC Trophy third place 1st Debut B

Venues

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England

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Venue City Capacity Matches
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham, West Midlands 21,000 3
County Cricket Ground Bristol 8,000 2
St Lawrence Ground Canterbury, Kent 15,000 1
County Cricket Ground Chelmsford, Essex 6,500 2
Riverside Ground Chester-le-Street, County Durham 15,000 2
County Cricket Ground Derby, Derbyshire 9,500 1
County Cricket Ground Hove, Sussex 7,000 1
Headingley Leeds, West Yorkshire 17,500 3
Grace Road Leicester, Leicestershire 12,000 2
Lord's London, Greater London 28,000 3
The Oval London, Greater London 25,500 3
Old Trafford Manchester, Greater Manchester 22,000 3
County Cricket Ground Northampton, Northamptonshire 6,500 2
Trent Bridge Nottingham, Nottinghamshire 17,500 3
County Cricket Ground Southampton, Hampshire 6,500 2
County Cricket Ground Taunton, Somerset 6,500 2
New Road Worcester, Worcestershire 4,500 2

Outside England

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Scotland played two of their Group B matches in their home country becoming the first associate nation to host games in a World Cup. One Group B match was played in Wales and Ireland respectively, while one Group A match was played in the Netherlands.

Venue City Capacity Matches
VRA Cricket Ground Amstelveen, Netherlands 4,500 1
Sophia Gardens Cardiff, Wales 15,653 1
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground Dublin, Ireland 3,200 1
The Grange Club Edinburgh, Scotland 3,000 2
Venues in Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Venues in the Netherlands

Squads

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Group stage

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Pool A

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Pos Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
1   South Africa 5 4 1 0 0 0.86 8 2
2   India 5 3 2 0 0 1.28 6 0
3   Zimbabwe 5 3 2 0 0 0.02 6 4
4   England 5 3 2 0 0 −0.33 6 N/A
5   Sri Lanka 5 2 3 0 0 −0.81 4 N/A
6   Kenya 5 0 5 0 0 −1.20 0 N/A
14 May 1999
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
204 (48.4 overs)
v
  England
207/2 (46.5 overs)
Romesh Kaluwitharana 57 (66)
Alan Mullally 4/37 (10 overs)
Alec Stewart 88 (146)
Chaminda Vaas 1/27 (10 overs)
England won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Alec Stewart (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.

15 May 1999
Scorecard
India  
253/5 (50 overs)
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  South Africa
254/6 (47.2 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 97 (142)
Lance Klusener 3/66 (10 overs)
Jacques Kallis 96 (128)
Javagal Srinath 2/69 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 4 wickets
New County Ground, Hove
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (SA)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.

15 May 1999
Scorecard
Kenya  
229/7 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
231/5 (41 overs)
Alpesh Vadher 54 (90)
Neil Johnson 4/42 (10 overs)
Neil Johnson 59 (70)
Maurice Odumbe 2/39 (7 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Javed Akhtar (Pak)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jimmy Kamande (Ken) made his ODI debut.

18 May 1999
Scorecard
Kenya  
203 (49.4 overs)
v
  England
204/1 (39 overs)
Steve Tikolo 71 (141)
Darren Gough 4/34 (10 overs)
Nasser Hussain 88* (127)
Thomas Odoyo 1/65 (10 overs)
England won by 9 wickets
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Umpires: K. T. Francis (SL) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Steve Tikolo (Ken)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.

19 May 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
252/9 (50 overs)
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  India
249 (45 overs)
Andy Flower 68* (85)
Javagal Srinath 2/35 (10 overs)
Sadagoppan Ramesh 55 (77)
Henry Olonga 3/22 (4 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 3 runs
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Grant Flower (Zim)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • India were fined four overs for a slow over rate in the first innings.

19 May 1999
Scorecard
South Africa  
199/9 (50 overs)
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  Sri Lanka
110 (35.2 overs)
Lance Klusener 52* (45)
Muttiah Muralitharan 3/25 (10 overs)
Roshan Mahanama 36 (71)
Lance Klusener 3/21 (5.2 overs)
South Africa won by 89 runs
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Steve Dunne (NZ)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

22 May 1999
Scorecard
South Africa  
225/7 (50 overs)
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  England
103 (41 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 60 (99)
Alan Mullally 2/28 (10 overs)
Neil Fairbrother 21 (44)
Allan Donald 4/17 (8 overs)
South Africa won by 122 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.

22 May 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
197/9 (50 overs)
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  Sri Lanka
198/6 (46 overs)
Grant Flower 42 (69)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 3/30 (10 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 54 (90)
Guy Whittall 3/35 (10 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Marvan Atapattu (SL)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

23 May 1999
Scorecard
India  
329/2 (50 overs)
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  Kenya
235/7 (50 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 140 (101)
Martin Suji 1/26 (10 overs)
Steve Tikolo 58 (75)
Debashish Mohanty 4/56 (10 overs)
India won by 94 runs
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

25 May 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
167/8 (50 overs)
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  England
168/3 (38.3 overs)
Grant Flower 35 (90)
Alan Mullally 2/16 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 62 (80)
Mpumelelo Mbangwa 2/28 (7 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Alan Mullally (Eng)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.

26 May 1999
Scorecard
Kenya  
152 (44.3 overs)
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  South Africa
153/3 (41 overs)
Ravindu Shah 50 (64)
Lance Klusener 5/21 (8.3 overs)
Jacques Kallis 44* (81)
Maurice Odumbe 1/15 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 7 wickets
VRA Ground, Amstelveen
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • South Africa qualified for Super Sixes stage. Kenya eliminated.

26 May 1999
Scorecard
India  
373/6 (50 overs)
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  Sri Lanka
216 (42.3 overs)
Sourav Ganguly 183 (158)
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 3/65 (10 overs)
Aravinda de Silva 56 (74)
Robin Singh 5/31 (9.3 overs)
India won by 157 runs
County Ground, Taunton
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.

29 May 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
233/6 (50 overs)
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  South Africa
185 (47.2 overs)
Neil Johnson 76 (117)
Allan Donald 3/41 (10 overs)
Lance Klusener 52* (58)
Neil Johnson 3/27 (8 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 48 runs
County Ground, Chelmsford
Umpires: David Shepherd (Eng) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sri Lanka were eliminated

29–30 May 1999
Scorecard
India  
232/8 (50 overs)
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  England
169 (45.2 overs)
Rahul Dravid 53 (82)
Mark Ealham 2/28 (10 overs)
Graham Thorpe 36 (57)
Sourav Ganguly 3/27 (8 overs)
India won by 63 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and Javed Akhtar (Pak)
Player of the match: Sourav Ganguly (Ind)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • India and Zimbabwe qualified for Super Sixes stage of tournament and England were eliminated.

30 May 1999
Scorecard
Sri Lanka  
275/8 (50 overs)
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  Kenya
230/6 (50 overs)
Marvan Atapattu 52 (67)
Thomas Odoyo 3/56 (10 overs)
Maurice Odumbe 82 (95)
Chaminda Vaas 2/26 (7 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 45 runs
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Maurice Odumbe (Ken)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to field.

Pool B

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Pos Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
1   Pakistan 5 4 1 0 0 0.51 8 4
2   Australia 5 3 2 0 0 0.73 6 0
3   New Zealand 5 3 2 0 0 0.58 6 2
4   West Indies 5 3 2 0 0 0.50 6 N/A
5   Bangladesh 5 2 3 0 0 −0.52 4 N/A
6   Scotland 5 0 5 0 0 −1.93 0 N/A
16 May 1999
Scorecard
Scotland  
181/7 (50 overs)
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  Australia
182/4 (44.5 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 34 (42)
Shane Warne 3/39 (10 overs)
Mark Waugh 67 (114)
Nick Dyer 2/43 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
New Road, Worcester
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Mark Waugh (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

16 May 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
229/8 (50 overs)
v
  West Indies
202 (48.5 overs)
Wasim Akram 43 (29)
Courtney Walsh 3/28 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 77 (96)
Abdul Razzaq 3/32 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 27 runs
County Ground, Bristol
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Azhar Mahmood (Pak)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ricardo Powell (WI) made his ODI debut.

17 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
116 (37.4 overs)
v
  New Zealand
117/4 (33 overs)
Enamul Haque 19 (41)
Chris Cairns 3/19 (7 overs)
Matt Horne 35 (86)
Naimur Rahman 1/5 (2 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
County Ground, Chelmsford
Umpires: Ian Robinson (Zim) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Gavin Larsen (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.

20 May 1999
Scorecard
Australia  
213/8 (50 overs)
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  New Zealand
214/5 (45.2 overs)
Darren Lehmann 76 (94)
Geoff Allott 4/37 (10 overs)
Roger Twose 80* (99)
Damien Fleming 2/43 (8.2 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (Pak) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Roger Twose (NZ)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

20 May 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
261/6 (50 overs)
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  Scotland
167 (38.5 overs)
Yousuf Youhana 81* (119)
Gavin Hamilton 2/36 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 76 (111)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/11 (6 overs)
Pakistan won by 94 runs
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Yousuf Youhana (Pak)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ian Stanger (Sco) made his ODI debut.
  • Scotland conceded 59 extras, the joint highest in an ODI.[3]

21 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
182 (49.2 overs)
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  West Indies
183/3 (46.3 overs)
Mehrab Hossain 64 (129)
Courtney Walsh 4/25 (10 overs)
Jimmy Adams 53* (82)
Minhajul Abedin 1/28 (7 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: KT Francis (SL) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

23 May 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
275/8 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
265 (49.5 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 81 (104)
Damien Fleming 2/37 (10 overs)
Michael Bevan 61 (80)
Wasim Akram 4/40 (9.5 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 runs
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

24 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
185/9 (50 overs)
v
  Scotland
163 (46.2 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 68* (116)
John Blain 4/37 (10 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 63 (71)
Hasibul Hossain 2/26 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 22 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: K. T. Francis (SL) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Minhajul Abedin (Ban)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.

24 May 1999
Scorecard
New Zealand  
156 (48.1 overs)
v
  West Indies
158/3 (44.2 overs)
Craig McMillan 32 (78)
Mervyn Dillon 4/46 (9.1 overs)
Ridley Jacobs 80* (131)
Chris Harris 1/19 (8 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
County Ground, Southampton
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (Pak) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Ridley Jacobs (WI)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.

27 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
178/7 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
181/3 (19.5 overs)
Minhajul Abedin 53* (99)
Tom Moody 3/25 (10 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 63 (39)
Enamul Haque 2/40 (5 overs)
Australia won by 7 wickets
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Tom Moody (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.

27 May 1999
Scorecard
Scotland  
68 (31.3 overs)
v
  West Indies
70/2 (10.1 overs)
Gavin Hamilton 24* (82)
Courtney Walsh 3/7 (7 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 30* (30)
John Blain 2/36 (5.1 overs)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Grace Road, Leicester
Umpires: Javed Akhtar (Pak) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Courtney Walsh (WI)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Greig Williamson (Sco) made his ODI debut.
  • Scotland were eliminated as a result of this match.

28 May 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
269/8 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
207/8 (50 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 73* (61)
Geoff Allott 4/64 (10 overs)
Stephen Fleming 69 (100)
Azhar Mahmood 3/38 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 62 runs
County Ground, Derby
Umpires: K. T. Francis (SL) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • Pakistan qualified for Super Six stage.

30 May 1999
Scorecard
West Indies  
110 (46.4 overs)
v
  Australia
111/4 (40.4 overs)
Ridley Jacobs 49* (142)
Glenn McGrath 5/14 (8.4 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 21 (36)
Curtly Ambrose 3/31 (10 overs)
Australia won by 6 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Steve Dunne (NZ) and K. T. Francis (SL)
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath (Aus)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Australia needed to score 111 within 47.2 overs to qualify for the Super Six stage of the tournament. Australia qualified for the Super Sixes and Bangladesh were eliminated.
  • Ridley Jacobs (WI) became the first cricketer to carry his bat in a World Cup match.[4]

31 May 1999
Scorecard
Bangladesh  
223/9 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
161 (44.3 overs)
Akram Khan 42 (66)
Saqlain Mushtaq 5/35 (10 overs)
Wasim Akram 29 (52)
Khaled Mahmud 3/31 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 62 runs
County Ground, Northampton
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Darrell Hair (Aus)
Player of the match: Khaled Mahmud (Ban)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to field.

31 May 1999
Scorecard
Scotland  
121 (42.1 overs)
v
  New Zealand
123/4 (17.5 overs)
Ian Stanger 27 (58)
Chris Harris 4/7 (3.1 overs)
Roger Twose 54* (49)
John Blain 3/53 (7 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (SA) and Ian Robinson (Zim)
Player of the match: Geoff Allott (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • New Zealand needed to score 122 within 21.2 overs to qualify for Super Sixes stage. New Zealand qualified for Super Sixes and West Indies were eliminated.

Super Six

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Teams who qualified for the Super Six stage only played against the teams from the other group; results against the other teams from the same group were carried forward to this stage. Results against the non-qualifying teams were therefore discarded at this point.

As a result of League match losses against New Zealand and Pakistan, even though Australia finished second in their group, they progressed to the Super Six stage with no points carried forward (PCF). India faced similar circumstances, finishing 2nd in their group but carrying forward 0 points after losing to fellow qualifiers Zimbabwe and South Africa.

During their super six clash, Pakistan and India were officially at war at the time of their match, the only time this has ever happened in the history of the sport.[5][6][7]

Points carried forward (PCF)
Results Against qualified teams
Win 2 points
No result / tie 1 points
Loss 0 point
Pos Team Pld W L NR T NRR Pts PCF
1   Pakistan 5 3 2 0 0 0.65 6 4
2   Australia 5 3 2 0 0 0.36 6 0
3   South Africa 5 3 2 0 0 0.17 6 2
4   New Zealand 5 2 2 1 0 −0.52 5 2
5   Zimbabwe 5 2 2 1 0 −0.79 5 4
6   India 5 1 4 0 0 −0.15 2 0
Source: Cricinfo
4 June 1999
Scorecard
Australia  
282/6 (50 overs)
v
  India
205 (48.2 overs)
Mark Waugh 83 (99)
Robin Singh 2/43 (7 overs)
Ajay Jadeja 100* (138)
Glenn McGrath 3/34 (10 overs)
Australia won by 77 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Glenn McGrath (Aus)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

5 June 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
220/7 (50 overs)
v
  South Africa
221/7 (49 overs)
Moin Khan 63 (56)
Steve Elworthy 2/23 (10 overs)
Jacques Kallis 54 (98)
Azhar Mahmood 3/24 (10 overs)
South Africa won by 3 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Lance Klusener (SA)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

6–7 June 1999
Scorecard
Zimbabwe  
175 (49.3 overs)
v
  New Zealand
70/3 (15 overs)
Murray Goodwin 57 (90)
Chris Cairns 3/24 (6.3 overs)
Matt Horne 35 (35)
Guy Whittall 1/9 (3 overs)
No result
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Dave Orchard (SA) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain interrupted play . No play was possible on reserve day for rain.

8 June 1999
Scorecard
India  
227/6 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
180 (45.3 overs)
Rahul Dravid 61 (89)
Wasim Akram 2/27 (10 overs)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 41 (93)
Venkatesh Prasad 5/27 (9.3 overs)
India won by 47 runs
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Venkatesh Prasad (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first and only time two nations played at the world cup while officially at war.

9 June 1999
Scorecard
Australia  
303/4 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
259/6 (50 overs)
Mark Waugh 104 (120)
Neil Johnson 2/43 (8 overs)
Neil Johnson 132* (144)
Paul Reiffel 3/55 (10 overs)
Australia won by 44 runs
Lord's, London
Umpires: Doug Cowie (NZ) and Rudi Koertzen (SA)
Player of the match: Neil Johnson (Zim)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.

10 June 1999
Scorecard
South Africa  
287/5 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
213/8 (50 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 91 (118)
Nathan Astle 1/29 (6 overs)
Stephen Fleming 42 (64)
Jacques Kallis 2/15 (6 overs)
South Africa won by 74 runs
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: Ian Robinson (Zim) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Jacques Kallis (SA)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • South Africa qualified for the semi-finals.

11 June 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
271/9 (50 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe
123 (40.3 overs)
Saeed Anwar 103 (144)
Henry Olonga 2/38 (5 overs)
Neil Johnson 54 (94)
Saqlain Mushtaq 3/16 (6.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 148 runs
The Oval, London
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and Dave Orchard (SA)
Player of the match: Saeed Anwar (Pak)

12 June 1999
Scorecard
India  
251/6 (50 overs)
v
  New Zealand
253/5 (48.2 overs)
Ajay Jadeja 76 (103)
Chris Cairns 2/44 (10 overs)
Matt Horne 74 (116)
Debashish Mohanty 2/41 (10 overs)
New Zealand won by 5 wickets
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Roger Twose (NZ)
  • India won the toss and elected to bat.
  • New Zealand qualified for the semi-finals and India were eliminated.

13 June 1999
Scorecard
South Africa  
271/7 (50 overs)
v
  Australia
272/5 (49.4 overs)
Herschelle Gibbs 101 (134)
Damien Fleming 3/57 (10 overs)
Steve Waugh 120* (110)
Steve Elworthy 2/46 (10 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
Headingley, Leeds
Umpires: Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Steve Waugh (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Australia qualified for the semi-finals and Zimbabwe were eliminated.

Semi-finals

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Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
16 June – Old Trafford, Manchester
 
 
  New Zealand241/7
 
20 June – Lord's, London
 
  Pakistan242/1
 
  Pakistan132
 
17 June – Edgbaston, Birmingham
 
  Australia133/2
 
  Australia213
 
 
  South Africa213
 
  • Australia progressed to the final because they finished higher in the Super Six table than South Africa due to having won their head to head Super Six match.[8]
16 June 1999
Scorecard
New Zealand  
241/7 (50 overs)
v
  Pakistan
242/1 (47.3 overs)
Roger Twose 46 (83)
Shoaib Akhtar 3/55 (10 overs)
Saeed Anwar 113* (148)
Chris Cairns 1/33 (8 overs)
Pakistan won by 9 wickets
Old Trafford, Manchester
Umpires: Darrell Hair (Aus) and Peter Willey (Eng)
Player of the match: Shoaib Akhtar (Pak)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Pakistan qualified for the final for second time after 1992.

17 June 1999
Scorecard
Australia  
213 (49.2 overs)
v
  South Africa
213 (49.4 overs)
Michael Bevan 65 (101)
Shaun Pollock 5/36 (9.2 overs)
Jacques Kallis 53 (92)
Shane Warne 4/29 (10 overs)
Match tied
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Umpires: David Shepherd (Eng) and Srinivasaraghavan Venkataraghavan (Ind)
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Aus)
  • South Africa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Australia progressed to the final because they finished higher in the Super Six table than South Africa due to having won their head to head Super Six match.
  • Australia qualified for the final for fourth time after 1975, 1987 and 1996.

Final

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20 June 1999
Scorecard
Pakistan  
132 (39 overs)
v
  Australia
133/2 (20.1 overs)
Ijaz Ahmed 22 (46)
Shane Warne 4/33 (9 overs)
Adam Gilchrist 54 (36)
Saqlain Mushtaq 1/21 (4.1 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Lord's, London
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Shane Warne (Aus)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.

Statistics

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Match balls

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A new type of cricket ball, the white 'Duke', was introduced for the first time in the 1999 World Cup. British Cricket Balls Ltd claimed that the balls behaved identically to the balls used in previous World Cups,[9] experiments showed they were harder and swung more.[10]

Media

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The host broadcasters for television coverage of the tournament were Sky and BBC Television.[11] In the UK, live games were divided between the broadcasters, with both screening the final live.[11] This was to be BBC's last live cricket coverage during that summer, with all of England's home Test series being shown on Channel 4 or Sky from 1999 onwards; the BBC did not show any live cricket again until August 2020.[12]

References and notes

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  1. ^ "Sourav Ganguly Doubtful About ICC's Plans To Host Cricket World Cup Every Three Years". Outlook. PTI. 16 October 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Carlsberg ICC Trophy, Malaysia Headlines". Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Most extras in an ODI innings".
  4. ^ "Cricket World Cup 2019: Ferguson, Henry skittle Sri Lanka for 136". Cricket Country. June 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  5. ^ "1999: When Pakistan and India went to war, on and off the field". 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  6. ^ "While Our Armies Battled In Kargil, India Faced Off Against Pakistan In A Do-Or-Die World Cup Game". 26 July 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  7. ^ "World Cup 1999: India and Pakistan put aside Kargil to battle on field". 8 February 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  8. ^ 1999 World Cup Playing Conditions - "When two teams have both equal points and equal wins, the team which was the winner of the match played between them (in either the Group or Super Six Matches) will be placed in the higher position.". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 July 2024.
  9. ^ "The swinging Duke is not all it seams". The Independent. London. 9 May 1999. Archived from the original on 1 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Why white is the thing for swing". The Guardian. London. 14 May 1999.
  11. ^ a b ECB Media Release (10 March 1998). "Live coverage of the Cricket World Cup – to be staged in the UK next year". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  12. ^ "BSkyB lands England Test coverage". BBC. 15 December 2004. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
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